Kobe Bryant Sets NBA Record For Seasons With 1 Team, Scores 15 of 24 in 1st Half Vs Wolves

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It was an emotional night for Lakers and Wolves fans on Wednesday. Before the game, both teams wore warm-up shirts honoring Wolves coach Flip Saunders who passed away 3 days earlier.  The Wolves shirts said “WE” and the Lakers said “FLIP.”

Then when the players took the court for tip-off, Kobe Bryant made history once again as he stepped onto the court wearing a Lakers uniform for his 20th season, breaking John Stockton’s record for most seasons with one NBA team. He then put up 15 points in the first half and finished with a team-high 24 points. On the downside, he also attempted 24 shots and missed 16 of them.

“That timing will come back,” Bryant said. “I haven’t played in a minute.”

He hasn’t, which is why it feels so good to see him on the court again and why we need to appreciate every remaining minute of his career with the Lakers.

(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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